Is The 9/11 Anniversary Old News? Coverage Disappears From The Front Pages
If you picked up a New York City newspaper yesterday you might have been shocked that the anniversary of 9/11 failed to make the front page. For the most part New York’s newspapers relegated the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to coverage inside. The attacks 12 years ago devastated thousands of American families and put terrorism on the minds of people nationwide. In Manhattan alone, a reported 2,606 people were killed in the World Trade Center towers and on the ground.
But this year the papers used their front page for other news. The focus instead was in New York City’s Democratic primary and President Obama’s speech about the tense situation in Syria, reports The Huffington Post. The Wall Street Journal ran a photo about 9/11 on its front page and the New York Daily News had a small teaser at the bottom of the front page. The Daily News‘ main story was Bill De Blasio’s victory in the city’s Democratic primary. The cover read “Way to ‘Fro!” in honor of de Blasio’s son Dante.
Over at The New York Times, De Blasio was also the main story, with side stories on Obama’s stand on Syria.
New York’s television stations however covered the anniversary ceremonies live. The national morning shows all aired a moment of silence to remember the attacks. “But, overall, the media seemed to be continuing a trend carried over from 2012 — acknowledging the date but folding the remembrance into other news,” reports HuffPo.
Did you notice a lack of news coverage of the 9/11 anniversary in your city?